TORONTO,ON–“I want to be able to grow as an individual…I want to zone in on what I have to do.”
And so Mark Perrin, the OCAA all-star and former Humber Hawk will pack his bags and head out to Trinity Western University in British Columbia, in pursuit of the next level and a new environment.
In this case, the 6’1 combo guard will transition into the CIS after two years of success in the CCAA, averaging 13PPG, 2RPG, 2APG this past season for a strong, well-balanced Humber team.
Perrin was recruited by several CIS programs which included Windsor, Ryerson, Alberta and Victoria, before choosing TWU. Perrin went on a visit earlier in the year, and mentions he enjoyed his time with the team and coaching staff, while building a relationship with current lead guard Tristan Smith.
Currently playing both guard positions, Perrin tells NPH that his goal is to shift into a full time lead guard, while understanding there is work to be done.
“The weakest point of my game is being able to ball handle at a high level and see the court,” he explained. “But I’m dedicating this summer to making improvements.”
The Spartans will inherit an exciting player, gifted with elite athleticism, the ability to slash at will, and a strong desire to take his game to new heights.
Although TWU finished with a mediocre 10-8 regular season record, the program is only one year removed from tasting CIS hardware, grabbing silver in 2010-2011.
Perrin plans on helping his new team get back to nationals by contributing both on the stat sheet and in the locker room.
“I think I’m definitely going to add some toughness. I’m not scared to take that last shot or go hard to the basket every play. I want to bring an element of toughness and the will to win,” he expalined.
Humber College graduates Perrin to the CIS a year after former Hawk, Michael Acheampong committed to the University of Victoria. Perrin will battle against his former teammate in the Canada West conference taking his expolsiveness to the next level!
Check out Mark Perrin (#5) in the following video @ 1:19[youtube z-lUrohk8Rs]